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. >>> turning now to the war in afghanistan where the u.s. is said to be making major strides. defense secretary is in afghanistan tonight and he says we're close to beating al- qaeda. fox's david piper has the latest. >> defense secretary leon pinetta arriving in afghanistan for his first visit to the war zone. this comes a week after he took his new tough job. >> it's big, it's complicated, it's filled with sophisticated technology. it's bumpy, but in the end it's the best in the world. >> the u.s. and allies are now within reach of defeating al- qaeda. >> the key is that having gotten bin laden, we've now identified some of the key leadership within al-qaeda, both in pakistan as well as in yemen and other areas that if we can be successful at going after them, i think we can really undermind their ability. >> the former cia director and other afghan officials discuss the plan to pull american troops. president obama wants to bring about 10,000 troops back home this year and 23,000 more next year. >> the key to success in afghanistan is the ability to successfully transition to the afgha
the fireworks for this wounded and medically discharged veteran of iraq and afghanistan. >> it's great to be with my family and i still think of my friends overseas not able to be with their families. >> reporter: this man fought in vietnam. >> we're all americans, and we can all come together, and this is a time that when we look at that we're one country, and the people who come here, were born here, raised here and even have the freedoms that we have, we're still all one country and one people. >> reporter: one of the downsides to a massive gathering like this, especially under the sun, some folks get sick. a dozen people were treated on the scene and a few people were actually transported to the hospital, and from park police late tonight, we have the arrest numbers. we're told it's extraordinarily low given the high number of people here. there were five, three for drugs and two for minor disorderly conduct. >> it looked like the weather held off earlier. there was some concern. was there any contingency plans to get people off the mall in case of lightning or heavy rain? >> repor
of american troops in afghanistan this weekend. >> reporter: before leaving to iraq america's defense secretary headed to afghanistan to see for himself the situation there and speak to the troops. this is the area where most of the fighting has been taking place in recent years and where the majority of u.s. forces are. this is his first overseas trip since being appointed to his new role and afghanistan is a key responsibility for panetta. the defense secretary has been very upbeat about the prospects of defeating al-qaeda during this trip. he said if they can keep the military pressure up on them and also capture or kill less than 20 of the terror group's key leaders still operating in countries between here and afghanistan and north africa, then they will have an effect strategically -- in effect strategically defeated them. his assessment comes as afghanistan prepares for the gradual drawdown of u.s. troops due to begin this summer. 10,000 are due to leave this year and another 23,000 in 2012. the defense secretary also said he hoped to drive the taliban to peace talks during the
the latest in a string of legal problems for the company. once it wraps up its work in iraq and afghanistan. the company is now known as xe and is moving to arlington. >>> tonight on the news edge at 11:00 a serial slasher is on the loose in fairfax county. a man's cut several women at busy shopping malls. police are worried it's only going to get worse. >>> a congressman is arrested outside the white house today. find out why on the news edge at 11:00. >>> now that the lockout finally over donovan mcnabb is as good as gone and that leaves the big hole in the quarterback position. >> at redskins park today fox 5's sports director dave feldman spoke to some guy. i've heard him show up at redskins park talking a lot of smack, hasn't played football in five years and this is our leader. >> maybe. his name is john beck. went on national radio a while ago, said he was going to be the redskins starting quarterback. the second round pick out of byu has not backed down from that statement since, something i discussed with him earlier this afternoon. john beck as happy as anybody the lockout is now
-ops were used to get them to support the war in afghanistan but the general declares the accusations are unfounded. >>> it wasn't exactly an invasion but part of the mexican army wound up in texas by accident. they crossed the rio grand into texas in four hum vs over a bridge across the boundary line but once they were in the us, they had to keep going to check in with customs officials. >> i couldn't answer whether they were armed or not, but i can tell you that they were conducting their work that they do as military, and somehow they lost sight of the boundary line and entered the us territory. >> well, they were questioned, not detained nor charged. the mexican military says they were carrying out reconnaissance on the border when they made a mistake. >>> coming up on the news edge at 11:00, thousands of dollars in copper stolen from pepco. you're not going to believe who police say is behind the theft. >>> the debt deadlock on capitol hill having an unexpected effect on airline fees but you're probably not seeing any savings, coming up on the news edge at 11:00. [ male announcer
this freedom salute ceremony for the soldiers who returned from deployment in iraq and afghanistan. one of them, for 9-year-old staff sergeant kenneth joyce, earned a purple -- 49-year-old staff sergeant kenneth joyce earned a purple heart after being hit by shrapnel. it took him three months to learn to work again. after three tours of duty here's how the staff sergeant responded when asked if he would go back. >> i'm here. if it's called, i'm going. >> staff sergeant joyce expects to have more surgery on his back very soon. >>> here's what we're working on for the news edge at 11:00, commuters coming back to their cars to find tires and rims gone, where people are being targeted by thieves. >>> a husband and wife serving in the air force score a home run during a trip to the ballpark, their life changing lucky break coming up.  >>> the ex-astronaut banished from nasa after attacking a romantic rival has been kicked out of the navy. lisa novak will be forced to retire with an other than honorable discharge. she was accused of confronting a woman at the orlando airport in 2007. her dis
veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan. [ applause ] >> because we have been doing this across the country, we have a huge base of support. >> and built the house, making it for awful his needs, wide open spaces and countertops and doors that open automatically. >> reporter: local businesses and volunteers were involved in the big project. >> you must have had the hundreds of thousands donated in terms of labor and material. can't explain to you how moving it was and. >> reporter: you know what they say in the real estate business, location, location, location. this was perfect for adam with a surrounding open road. >> seeing my injuries, they caused me to realizeef day could be my last. i do everything i can to live my life to the fullest and this is what i picked up after getting wounded. >> reporter: the motorcycle club made up of all military and law enforcement came to support the friend and club president on this special day. looking forward to seeing them again on the next ride in frederick, paul rafael, fox 5 news. >>> a sign of more
and lindsay graham appeared together on fox news sunday from kabul, afghanistan. graham taking issue with president obama's more aggressive troop withdrawal timetable. >> it has created risk. it has changed the momentum. it is seen now as an effort to withdraw rather than transition. and i hope and pray this works out well. it came at a very critical time, and we will see what the future holds. >> if we don't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power, we'll be attacked again. and there could be no greater threat to our security and our freedom, the freedom that we celebrate on july 4th. >> reporter: melanie alnwick, fox five news. >>> the former head of the international monetary fund may have a political future in france. a new poll shows nearly half of those surveyed in france believe strauss-kahn should return to political life in france. 46% said no. the rest didn't answer the question. strauss-kahn is charged with sexually assaulting a manhattan hotel housekeeper. prosecutors say her credibility may now be in question. >>> a gaz
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